Do not be called leaders; for One is your Leader, that is, Christ. But the greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted. Matthew 23:10-12

For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Romans 8:14

Today’s thoughts from today’s verses:

A man once wrote a love song to the girl of his dreams that was entitled, “You’re Number Two in My Life.”  It doesn’t sound very romantic. However, God gave this man a very important insight which he expressed in the song. He said something to this effect: I would never be able to love you near as much if you are number one in my life as I can if God is number one and you are number two. Living fully for God is very much about pursuing a life of surrender and seeking to allow God to be at the center which is the thrust of today’s Scriptures.

As we increasingly embrace this lifestyle, the loving impact of our lives on the world around us will become much greater than if we were to try to touch the world around us without the commitment of self-surrender and God centeredness properly in place. Dependence and waiting on God are very much a part of self-surrender and God centeredness. This is not the realm of cautious inactivity and wheel spinning – this is what it takes to be in step with God’s Spirit and to be filled with a spiritual boldness for touching our world with love, mercy and truth.

Today’s prayer response from today’s thoughts:

Lord, oh how I want my life to be a love song about our relationship that touches the hearts of others in ways that draw them to you. I know that living fully in this way takes on a wonderful sense of completeness and coming full circle. I know that truly glorifying you through suchspiritual boldness, is very much about realizing genuine completeness in living fully for you. Amen!